Essays Tagged: "Pecola"

Use of color in Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eyes"

s which was going to affect her life and the lives of her family until it destroys them, especially Pecola.When Pecola was born, a major change occured in Pauline's life. According to Susan Willis, 'A ... rnalized...'3. She now wished to live her life like this, through the colors in herself.Right after Pecola was born Cholly again began to pay attention to Pauline again the way he used to when they li ...

(6 pages) 183 1 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Splits." This essay discusses the Breedlove family from the novel The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

ty creates unbearable friction within the Breedlove family. However, as Pauline, Cholly, Sammy, and Pecola Breedlove each attempt to find comfort and joy, they consequently enlarge the "gaping chasm" ... se others pain" (39). Akin to the abhorred sofa which prevents anyone from "sewing up [its] split," Pecola's conviction of her own ugliness causes her to believe that "only a miracle could relieve her ...

(4 pages) 110 1 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison,

ck as she does helping her to get better. During autumn a girl around the same age as Frieda, named Pecola Breedlove, moves in with them. Her house had burned and she had no place to go. Pecola's fath ... other cleaned a rich, white person's home to make a living and she was currently staying with them. Pecola had an older, outspoken brother who was staying with relatives. The book then took us ...

(7 pages) 193 0 2.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison.

ty in that quest. This theme is present throughout the novel and evident in many of the characters. Pecola Breedlove, Cholly Breedlove, and Pauline Breedlove are all embodiments of this quest for iden ... ve man. His abusive manner is apparent towards his wife Pauline physically and towards his daughter Pecola sexually. Pauline is a "mammy" to a white family and continues to favor them over her biologi ...

(11 pages) 198 0 4.4 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

References to society in The Bluest Eyes (Toni morrison).

Teer family, Toni Morrison's family struggled during the Great depression.The Bluest Eyes symbolize Pecola's will to have blue eyes. Pecola, a young a black girl, associate being beautiful, happy and ... adopted in front of this injustice through the personality of Claudia. We see that Claudia, unlike Pecola, first refuses to hate herself to like whiteness when she completely destroys a white doll. N ...

(2 pages) 73 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ways of Raising Children in East is East and The Bluest Eyes

s in a dictator way.Another unusual parents-children relationship we can see is in The Bluest Eyes. Pecola receives lack of affections from anyone, even from her parents, both her father and mother, w ... nyone, even from her parents, both her father and mother, who are the ones who supposed to love her.Pecola and Sammy, her brother, always called her mother with her name, Mrs. Breedlove, not with 'Mom ...

(7 pages) 41 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Racial self loathing in the bluest eye

young child. "The Bluest Eye" deals directly with the individual psychology of the main character, Pecola Breedlove. So intense are Pecola's feelings of self-loathing and inferiority that she would d ... their own bodies, take this hatred out on their children Mrs. Breedlove shares the conviction that Pecola is ugly. The lighter-skinned Geraldine also curses Pecola's blackness. Claudia remains free f ...

(4 pages) 143 3 4.8 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Learning to Hate--- The Bluest Eye

so hate themselves. In Toni Morrison's novel The Bluest Eye two of her main characters, Claudia and Pecola show hatred toward others, and themselves because they are not as beautiful as the supreme fe ... o look like her. This causes self hatred and also causes the girls to become insecure of themselves.Pecola showed her hatred in a different way. Instead of hating people that were beautiful like Claud ...

(4 pages) 91 1 4.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Is death penalty too harsh for a rapist?

el like silky hair and straight hair defines beauty. Like Toni Morrison?s novel about a girl called Pecola, Sylvia feels that white traits define beauty. the white and rich always make other races fee ...

(3 pages) 32 1 3.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Self and Identity in The Color Purple and The Bluest Eye.

yed to be. This colour suggests coldness and blindness towards people not sharing in His whiteness. Pecola Breedlove is the prime character that is influenced by these negative images of God, and the ... rs who have subscribed to the idealized notions of white superiority. The first instance of this is Pecola's encounter with Mr. Yacobowski - the shopkeeper, who basically ignores her existence because ...

(11 pages) 137 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison - the perception of "beauty".

they all get influenced by others, such as Sherly Temple, and her school friends like Maureen Peal. Pecola, Ms. Breedloves daughters image of beauty is Shirley Temple. White, blonde, tall, and blue ey ... nd prettiest house which she compares to her own. Although the character who it effects the most is Pecola, "It had occurred to Pecola some time ago that if her eyes, those eyes that held the pictures ...

(4 pages) 133 0 4.8 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison - Analysis

ith their mother and father, who take in two strangers into their home. A young girl their age name Pecola Breedlove and a man named Henry Washington. Henry Washinton previously lived with a old woman ... previously lived with a old woman who grew very old and senile for him to live with. The reason why Pecola was sent to stay with Claudia and Frieda's family was because her father was in jail for atte ...

(6 pages) 78 0 4.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Bluest Eye

ween the racially accepted stereotype and the devastating reality of the true nature of things. For Pecola and the lives of those around her, this stereotype devastated their lives and destabilized an ... inorities. We come to find that the entire community has accepted this standard for beauty not just Pecola and Frieda. We see that "Adults, older girls, shops, magazines, newspapers, windows signs - a ...

(5 pages) 88 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Bluest Eye

growing up wanting to be beautiful like blond haired, blue eyed dolls that "every girl treasured." Pecola Breedlove wants to be the stereotypical "Shirley Temple" thinking that her life would be bett ... love wants to be the stereotypical "Shirley Temple" thinking that her life would be better, happier.Pecola feels that beauty is the answer to all of her problems. The novel deals with how both blacks, ...

(1 pages) 451 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Bluest Eye

cific passage, or letter, also informs us of Soaphead's past and how it relates to what he has told Pecola. In order to explain his actions to God, he must first tell him about his relations with Velm ... heaad could not let her change his life. He realized that she did nnot have the answer. When Pecola came to Soaphead, asking him for blue eyes, he thought that she was trying to find the answer ...

(4 pages) 21 0 4.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Self reliance through hardship

self reliant, all of those motives sprout from character's hardships.Self-Reliance was imposed upon Pecola in The Bluest Eye. She had no choice but to be self-reliant. Pecola was abandoned, a victim o ...

(3 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Bluest Eye: Pecola's World

Pecola Breedlove is born into a life resembling that of her parents. She grows up in a small dilapid ... ll dilapidated town in Ohio with poverty dominating every aspect of her life. To make things worse, Pecola is trapped within the body of an ugly, eleven year old, black girl. The dark, unattractive, b ... g the contrast between an ideal American family, while reminding the reader of what is a reality to Pecola and her family. As the initial passage ends, it is barely understandable, thus it is symbolic ...

(6 pages) 29 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Definition Of A Greek Tragedy

reful examination of Oedipus reveals that he justifiably deserves the title of Tragic Hero, whereas Pecola of The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison does not, due to the fact the she fills two out of the fo ... audience fears for Oedipus because nothing he does can change the tragedy's outcome. In relation to Pecola, her flaw has been produced not out of any innate ability but out of her own mind. In a sense ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

        Color is used as one of the most important symbols

color is often referred to is the section that describes the earlier life of Pauline, the mother of Pecola. Pauline's life can be split into three stages: one in which there is true color within her, ...

(3 pages) 654 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald


ford Talks about Toni Morrisson 1994). The book itself is centered around a young unfortunate named Pecola Breedlove, a native of Lorain Ohio. The book is so titled because Pecola, an African American ... g banned from many libraries. The theme of racism is the most pervasive in the book. In fact, it in Pecola’s eyes the root of her unhappiness is the fact that she is not white. This paper will be ...

(7 pages) 25 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing